how to recover secret key passphrase?
peter at digitalbrains.com
Wed Aug 21 12:03:40 CEST 2019
On 20/08/2019 19:46, vedaal via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Try This:
>  Open a new terminal command prompt window
>  Type gpg -a --export-secret-key keyname
I think ilf is quite correct that you need to enter your passphrase to
do an export from the agent-managed store in private-keys-v1.d. The
encryption in the private key store is not the same as the encryption of
a transferable OpenPGP private key anymore, so it needs to be decrypted
and re-encrypted, which is why you're asked for your passphrase.
> This works in both GnuPG 1.x and 2.x
I think it would have worked in 1.x and 2.0. But for 2.1+, it no longer
> Don't use gpg-agent for this.
you actually really need the agent to access the private keys from GnuPG
So what ilf probably needs is something that can read the private keybox
format. That's where my advice falls short: I can't help with that.
I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <http://digitalbrains.com/2012/openpgp-key-peter>
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